This was not what I wanted to see on the news this morning.
Five weeks ago, Don and I spent a few days in Louisiana. Enough time has passed, so I'm not scared for ourselves. But, I'm feeling sad and scared for every single person we saw on our trip.
We were there on the weekend before Fat Tuesday. Coronavirus was in the news, but it was all distant. Italy had just halted Carnival in Venice, but we were in New Orleans. There was no U.S. social distancing happening on February 22.
The news is now telling us that Mardi Gras played a huge part in spreading the virus. That's scary. But we had no clue at the time.
Don and I had a wonderful few days, staying with my brother and his wife. We walked to numerous parades from their home. This photo shows a fraction of the loot we caught from passing floats.
We had such fun, in the family-friendly Garden District area, cheering and reaching, catching and chatting with others around us. Now I look at this photo and cringe.
Today we're told, that there was more flying from those festive floats than colorful beads. Ugh. We're home and safe, but I worry for my brother and his wife, who live there. At least they're able to work from home. They're cautious and have the means to get help if needed. I worry for them, but also for all the people in Nola. The musicians, the artists, the restaurant workers and hotel employees. Such a special place, with history like no other U.S. city. This makes me so sad.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!